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[img_assist|nid=3731|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Using obvious clues from a McAfee blog post, an Israeli hacker was able to pinpoint the latest Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability and create working exploit code.The exploit code, which provides a clear roadmap to launch drive-by download attacks against IE 6 and IE 7 users, is being fitted into the Metasploit point-and-click tool.

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=3716|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Malicious hackers have pounced on a newly patched Adobe PDF Reader vulnerability to plant Trojan downloaders on tardy Windows users.According to researchers in Microsoft’s malware protection center, the vulnerability (CVE-2010-0188) was patched less than a month ago, proving that malicious hackers are quick to find fresh targets for malware.

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[img_assist|nid=3710|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with Paul Judge of Barracuda Networks about the company’s new report on Twitter phishing trends, search engine poisoning, Web security and what can be done about the spam pandemic.

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[img_assist|nid=3715|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]WhitePages.com has stopped ad networks from delivering ads to its site after they were found to contain fake antivirus malware. Visitors to the Drudge Report, The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other Web sites were found to be delivering ads containing malware last year. Read the full article. [CNet]

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[img_assist|nid=3712|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A Cambridge University study has shown how easy it is to guess the answer to common questions, such as someone’s mother’s maiden name. It found attackers will be able to break into 1 in 80 accounts if they get three chances to guess answers. Read the full article. [BBC]

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Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=3702|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Twitter is launching a new service designed to prevent users from being tricked into visiting malicious Web sites after clicking on shortened URLs in direct messages or Twitter messages.

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